Wac Arts Diploma graduates are currently up in Edinburgh at the Fringe Festival causing a stir! The show previewed in London at The Arcola Tent with some fantastic comments from audience member some of whom even came back to see it again the next night. With a mixture of 4 art forms Dance, Drama, Physical Theatre and Song (with comedic writing thrown into the mix!) The show is dynamic and exciting from start to finish.
Weaving together a range of myths and tales of the afterlife from Britain, Egypt, Mexico, Greece and the Caribbean, this surreal story is focused on a young woman on a quest to uncover the truth about the afterlife. As she delves and experiments further, will she return to this world or remain in the next? Featuring performers from all over the world, this colourful piece from new company Wac Arts and Eclipse Theatre Company (Sizwe Banzi Is Dead, One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show), explores the unknown, our attitudes to death and asks, if we die, will we want to come back to this world?
Just to say how brilliant I thought Journeys Beyond was, This is the first time I have seen all the forms of dance, text, song and physical theatre blended into a cohesive whole and the effect is quite stunning.
Stephen Dinsdale, Playwright
It was one of the best theatre shows I have ever seen. Acting, dancing and singing is no easy feat, especially for an entire company but I was blown away at how extraordinarily talented they all are. The story was presented in a unique way that drew me in instantly and kept me gripped ’til the end. I will most definitely be watching it again tomorrow!
Daniel Rickler, Artistic Director – ‘Pull No Punches’ Theatre Company
Journeys Beyond shows how exciting theatre is when you successfully pull together art forms and a cast drawn from all over the world.
Martina Laird, Actor
Now in Edinburgh the cast have been promoting Journeys Beyond on and around The Mile and have been attracting a lot of attention. The first two shows were well received and the first review is in…. The Edinburgh Spotlight has given Journeys Beyond a mighty 4*!
The cast are clearing impressing and captivating audiences and with three more shows to go lets hope they keep getting the recognition that they deserve. If you are in Edinburgh this week for the Fringe Festival make sure to go and see Journeys Beyond at theSpace@V45, @7.35pm the last show is on Saturday 9th. Do not miss it!